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Hird, SJ; Lau, BPY; Schuhmacher, R; Krska, R.
(2014): Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry for the determination of chemical contaminants in food
TRAC-TREND ANAL CHEM. 2014; 59: 59-72. FullText FullText_BOKU

As a result of the range and the variety of toxic and undesirable substances in food, which pose a potential hazard to human health, there is an ever-increasing demand for analytical methods that can reliably detect and quantify contaminants and residues in foods. This review presents the state-of-the-art technology used in the determination of trace residues and contaminants in food by liquid chromatographymass spectrometry (LC-MS). LC-MS instruments utilize many different types of mass analyzer to improve selectivity and also confidence in assigning the identity of the contaminants detected and to offer different approaches to analysis. We discuss current analytical approaches together with the major benefits and the limitations of these technologies with respect to screening, quantification and identification of contaminants and residues in food. Crown Copyright (C) 2014 Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Krska Rudolf
Schuhmacher Rainer

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